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 Posted: Oct 17, 2017 05:46PM
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 Posted: Sep 24, 2017 07:14AM
 Edited:  Sep 24, 2017 10:23AM
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i'm kinda shocked, i really thought he's already 65 years old, but i read something on the other thread that he's dad is re-marrying...i was like?? how old is your dad then???????  Oh America, you're full of surprises !!! in asia if you're 70, you stop having girlfriends and boyfriends,you focus on your family...
But aaanyway, back to the mini topic,i hate gossips

 Posted: Sep 23, 2017 06:46AM
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You know, 998cc is excellent if you're the only car on the road, but if there are other cars like mustang and camaro tailgating you, you can realy feel it's underpower-ness.  

 Posted: Sep 22, 2017 07:44PM
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i will build a mini that no one has ever built...it's a 166Hp 16V automatic transmission ,rear engine classic mini...Nope, it's not a Zcar, not a loud ,scandalous Zcar, not even an attention seeker Vtec mini, because ALL vtec minis are manual shifting which sux, i hate shifting gears. 
The engine i'm using is from a toyota SUV,  the a/c and the cruise control will be transfered to the mini as well, except the power steering mechanism.  All the measurements have been done, and so far all mounting points were mount-table, and all sides of the engine and transmission fits the rear of the mini. This mini will have the little -ness of the issigonis's mini and the convenience of a modern car.,, if you remember the Remastered mini? which costs $70 and assembled by Brown and company? The "remastered mini" is ok, but it's also a stick shift, i don't like stick shift., it's very tiring and very demanding.  These loud, manual trans Vtec engine is not in my bucketlist anymore...too common.

 Posted: Sep 19, 2017 09:08PM
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This is perhaps the most worst mini floorpan i've ever seen. This must be tje guy on the other thread asking where to buy a floorpan, lol... aaanyway!  And they talk with across the pond accent, im sure mr. A knows them.....Watch
https://youtu.be/baXM1gMS7XA 

 Posted: Sep 17, 2017 07:32AM
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oh, Dang !!!   it's only now that i believed in what sir Dan said,  that mini can run 70mph.... i just tried it this morning, i did 70mph on a 55mph limit. with passenger wife and 2 bags of grocery(5kilos of rice). it's so much fun, although it made me so nervous, if the balljoint snaps for sure we will get totalled .... and my mini runs as smooth as ever.,,,now i'm really inclined in doing the Vtec conv. i want to be able to drive my mini cross country. (automatic Vtec that is,, NOT manual shift)

 Posted: Sep 16, 2017 02:43PM
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if your mini runs crappy, check the dashpot oil FIRST....happened to me this morning, mini drives crappy then i checked the darn dashpot, it was empty, i topped it off then it ran like an electric car, very responsive in the slight kick of the gas pedal..aww im so happy!

....So ,today will be the "World's Dashpot day"   check your dashpot altogether !!!

 Posted: Sep 14, 2017 07:11PM
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You know you're old if you know what Halda means......

i dunno what it is, ..im only 40y 

 Posted: Sep 9, 2017 12:27PM
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my mini runs great but i really have this thought in the back of my mind that the throttle shaft is giving me a bit of a leak, the shaft has a little bit of a play, i've already slapped half a teaspoon of thick grease around the leak to plug it, it works  tho but you know it's not a 100% thing. i really need to contact mr. Joe Culto to ask what we can do about it. ( i like to call him Culto,instead of Curto (",) aaaanyway!.. well my carb is a 41 year old carb, so i guess it's seen it's better days.. although someone promised to send me a HiF38 but never materialized...and another fellow promised to send me an oil cooler (with hoses,he said), and again it never materialized...i even offered to pay for the shipment from florida to Az...but ignored


palabra de honor

 Posted: Sep 9, 2017 06:25AM
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Enjoying the saturday ride with my mini..... and yes i have a mini, ???

 Posted: Sep 3, 2017 05:23PM
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 Posted: Sep 3, 2017 09:31AM
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Im starting to get sick and tired of the 998 engine on my mini, although it's running like a champ, it still is slow compared to other modern cars, i want to be able to keep up with the traffic and not be pushed over by mustang,camaro and V8's in my back, although my mini is always a little darling in this town, a lot of people like to take pictures with it, i still am not satisfied when it comes to power and torque. i am very very close to do the vtec or toyota auto transmission conversion but i still have a Stateboard examination comming up, i dont want to be distracted. well anyway, as soon as i pass the exam, i will for sure do this conversion as a gift for myself. Plus this exam will shoot up my hourly rate to $56/hr.  i'm kinda tired of my current $44/hr rate..too low for me.

first i need to find a donor car.. that's the first step., then perhaps save some money for the motor mount which costs $2500, just the motor mount alone.,really? omg!
Then i will save more money to buy 2 catalytic converters and 3 mufflers so that my vtec mini will be quiet.,not like all other vtec minis that are so LOUD.( i'm no attention seeker, mind you). 
and also i wanted to ask if there's anyone who has tried putting an automatic vtec engine on their mini? i want an automatic transmission,i hate shifting gears, plus i'm no teenager anymore ,i don't do donuts and burn rubbers... i want a touring mini, not a show mini....

 Posted: Sep 3, 2017 04:39AM
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You know as much about Canada as you do about Minis.

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Sep 2, 2017 06:49PM
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The MMW and or MME should be done in the US,, not Canada... the concentration of mini owners are in the USA, plus geography wise, America is bigger than Canada. and 99% of places in canada is negative in temperature, too cold because it's near to north pole.
California is just the best place for any occassions. , freeways are free, no toll plaza.

 Posted: Aug 31, 2017 08:09PM
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sir Dan come on let's face it, in order for a classic mini 998 or even 1275 to achieve a 70mph speed, you should be at WOT, gas pedal slammed to the floor, and that is one of the very thing that i am NOT fond of doing because i am a responsible driver, doing a WOT can kill your engine in no time, remember that, That is also the very reason why i want to put a modern automatic engine on my mini, the modern engine drives 75mph at 2,700rpm only.,that means you can drive all day long without inhaling carbon monoxide from the tail pipe,just what the mini does at wot, expelling monoxide and smoke.
Come december i will start my Project, installing a toyota camry automatic trans engine to the back of my mini....wish me good luck!, i wish a 13inch wheel can fit on a 17inch wheel hub.im sure i can find one with 5 spokes. cutting the drive shaft is easy, i will use my band saw. then weld them together with Hobart 220V welder., i will buy a camry with salvage title so it will be dirt cheap, i dont care about the title,the engine is the only thing i need., and police won;t even know that the engine is not original to the mini, they dont even care., i have not heard of any VTEC mini owner who does the vtec converson then go to DMV and tell them that hey, i have a vtec on my mini and get a special title, nope,nobody does that., although it's really ILLEGAL to replace engines without updating the motor number record on MVD file.
So don't you worry jerseymini, i won't tell the New Jersey MVD that you have a classic mini with a Vtec engine installed illegally...lol

 Posted: Aug 31, 2017 04:04PM
 Edited:  Aug 31, 2017 04:06PM
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Last post: Oct 19, 2017
Member since:Aug 14, 2002
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A 998 that can't make the Mini go 70 mph all day isn't running like a champ. A mini engine built for unleaded fuel has hardened valve seats in the head. Without the hardened seats (or a lead additive) , the iron of the head erodes away and the valves recede into the head, the valve clearances reduce and the valves start to leak and would eventually burn. In other words, using unleaded fuel in an engine not built for it will eventually compromise performance to the point the head needs to be rebuilt. Maybe your poor little 998 is overdue from using unleaded fuel. Logical enough?

(Alex; the only reason I posted this is because my muscles are too sore for me to be on the stationary bike right now.)

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Aug 30, 2017 07:05PM
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sir paul, i have been using unleaded gas on my 1977 mini 998 since time in memorial, and no issues so far, and in fact it's running like a champ. ( i guess champ means champion,it's an america's favorite idiomatic expression). aaanyway,  i mean what's in the unleaded gas that prohibit it to be used on an old carbureted engine... honestly,i can't find the logic.

 Posted: Aug 30, 2017 06:43PM
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i just read on the other thread that somebody has a 1966 mini cooper 1275 and he claims that it is not an unleaded motor, when i read it i was like, really???  HOW can it be NOT an unleaded motor? does he mean that he cannot use unleaded gas in it??? my goodness, for heaven sake , first,it is not a modern engine , old engine can take any type of gas except diesel ,  i mean for me, gas is gas !!  i would hesitate to put unleaded on my ferrari but not on my mini, jizz!  mini engine is not picky when it comes to gas ratings.
it just made me laugh when i read that thread,,.oh gawd!
i put the cheapest gas in my mini, and that's unleaded gas period! 
You know what I was going to refute your bullS*** with a bit of basic common sense and knowledge but you know what? I just can't be bothered, you just keep putting in whatever you want to, after all it's your car right?

Mini's are like buses they come along in a bunch

 Posted: Aug 30, 2017 05:36PM
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i just read on the other thread that somebody has a 1966 mini cooper 1275 and he claims that it is not an unleaded motor, when i read it i was like, really???  HOW can it be NOT an unleaded motor? does he mean that he cannot use unleaded gas in it??? my goodness, for heaven sake , first,it is not a modern engine , old engine can take any type of gas except diesel ,  i mean for me, gas is gas !!  i would hesitate to put unleaded on my ferrari but not on my mini, jizz!  mini engine is not picky when it comes to gas ratings.
it just made me laugh when i read that thread,,.oh gawd!
i put the cheapest gas in my mini, and that's unleaded gas period! 

 Posted: Aug 30, 2017 05:15AM
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For smaller businesses (like out host for example) and those selling to many different areas of the world, shipping has such a huge range in cost. It would not be reasonable for them to include shipping in their price because their prices would look so high and they would lose local business. It also isn't fair to purchasers to cover part of the cost of shipping another customer's order to the other side of the world.

You would be surprised to learn how may US vendor websites say "will not ship to Canada". Others will provide prices in Canadian dollars and provide a quote for shipping in the 'check-out' process.

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

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